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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #240 on: February 18, 2010, 09:00:46 PM »
I don't know if I posted this or not:
Democracy: Two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
Representative Democracy: Two thousand wolves and one thousand sheep electing two wolves and a sheep, who vote on what's for dinner.
Constitutional Republic: Two thousand wolves and one thousand sheep electing two wolves and a sheep, who vote on what's for dinner, but are restrained by a Constitution which states that they cannot eat sheep. The Supreme Court then determines (in a five wolves to four sheep ruling) that mutton does not count as sheep.
Liberty: Well-armed sheep contesting the above votes.
--Me (based on an old saying)

"Liberty is what all true libertarians strive for!" --Me, combining that saying, Shane's quote and a youtube poop phrase.
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #241 on: February 20, 2010, 02:40:16 PM »
"I could care less about who are the real libertarians or anarchists.

I care about what works and whats doesn't.
So far you haven't made any points defending your views." --11mc22
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #242 on: February 20, 2010, 07:40:38 PM »
"Perhaps, but they're primarily held responsible by their owners/parents. If the neighbor shits in the dog's yard, for example, the neighbor has a greater tendency to blame the owner for not controlling the dog rather than the dog itself, although he may be angry at both.
A little misanthropic, aren't we?" --Virgil0211

"'If the neighbor shits in the dog's yard...'
...then said neighbor has something wrong with him.
" --WhyCantIVote

Emphasize added to parts containing epic win by me.
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #243 on: February 20, 2010, 07:46:59 PM »
Should that be a Fav Quote or a Fail Quote?

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #244 on: February 20, 2010, 07:48:14 PM »
Should that be a Fav Quote or a Fail Quote?
A fav quote.
Because, as I said, it made my day. :)
I haven't laughed that hard with someone in months.
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #245 on: February 20, 2010, 09:50:27 PM »
When trying to reason with socialists:

"Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment"

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #246 on: February 20, 2010, 11:06:14 PM »
"Perhaps, but they're primarily held responsible by their owners/parents. If the neighbor shits in the dog's yard, for example, the neighbor has a greater tendency to blame the owner for not controlling the dog rather than the dog itself, although he may be angry at both.
A little misanthropic, aren't we?" --Virgil0211

"'If the neighbor shits in the dog's yard...'
...then said neighbor has something wrong with him.
" --WhyCantIVote

Emphasize added to parts containing epic win by me.

If the Pope shits in the woods... is the bear a Catholic?  :P
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #247 on: February 24, 2010, 10:36:05 AM »
Here's one my father carried around in his wallet every day:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” --Theodore Roosevelt

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #248 on: February 24, 2010, 12:05:38 PM »
Here's one my father carried around in his wallet every day:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” --Theodore Roosevelt

Thanks for posting this, Shane. I really needed that.

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #249 on: February 24, 2010, 12:54:47 PM »
Thanks for posting this, Shane. I really needed that.
Seconded.

Another good quote: 

"The free market is the only thing that can [plan for the long term]!

Not the government [the state]; it only thinks until the next election.

Not the commons; it gets depleted quickly." --Shane
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #250 on: February 24, 2010, 01:55:55 PM »
Thanks for posting this, Shane. I really needed that.

Here's another you might find helpful:

"Life is like a sewer: What you get out of it depends on what you put into it." --Tom Lehrer

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #251 on: February 24, 2010, 07:28:03 PM »
Here's another you might find helpful:

"Life is like a sewer: What you get out of it depends on what you put into it." --Tom Lehrer
That was priceless.
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #252 on: February 25, 2010, 09:03:21 PM »
"Except that [appealing to an expert] is still an appeal to authority.  Experts, even when dealing with their field of expertise, still have to present evidence to support their claims." --DeistPaladin
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #253 on: February 27, 2010, 12:57:38 AM »
"Sometimes the tree of economic prosperity needs to be watered with the blood of failed businesses." - PissedFechtmeister in this video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14C-H3W03VI

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #254 on: February 27, 2010, 07:07:01 AM »
"capitalism is about cooperation- figuring out the most efficient way for people to cooperate with each other without having the fruits of their labor taken from them by force. a single industrialist is useless- he needs to trade with others, goods and ideas, and everyone is better off for it. the poor get jobs, and products, that they wouldn't have the resources or ingenuity to create themselves. and the industrialists get rich. is it perfect? hell no. but to say that it is anti-cooperation is a butchering of the facts." - obsidianavenger, League of Reason

http://forums.leagueofreason.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3381

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